Kuching – Party Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru) had “Open Door” for the recently dropped Entulu, Nyalau, Sabot, Kurik and Chumang from Party Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) to join Dayak local based opposition party PBDS Baru.
The statement was made by PBDS Baru Election Director Rapelson Richard Hamit whom is also PBDS Baru Youth Chief.
“Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up. What he (Masing) did to them are unacceptable as a leader. He has kill the democracy and unity within the party as in the past (Rapelson refer to defunct PBDS). The history has repeated again wheres Masing had again betrayed Dayak for his own survival.
“Unlike Masing’s PRS, we in PBDS Baru, our party does not belonged to a single entity but belongs to every single one of its members” Rapelson told.
“PBDSB Supreme Council members had agreed to the suggestion to accept the five sacked from PRS to join PBDS Baru. Entulu and Nyalau should leave their comfort zone and join PBDS Baru as they are also former members of the defunct PBDS back in the days. We are one Dayak family. No one can be sacked or terminated for being too vocal about speaking the truth. This is democratic rights of every citizens,” Rapelson urges.
“Snowdan’s comment was utterly ridiculous by comparing PRS like a private company, presidential seat are based on votes, same as how any candidate are voted to be the MP or ADUN of the people, Masing will not be the President if not bcos of its members. How can Snowdan compares such status with the owners of a private company, that’s why there’s a constitution policy difference between ROS and ROC. An organization of a society are much different than an ownership of a company; Being the President of an organization, every decision is based on the interest of its members and the party’s development and also image as a whole, the President is never the boss, unlike a company’s owner. Snowdan should also understand that his post as an ADUN was state based, whereas decision of appointment was of course decided by the president but approved by supreme council, whereas the end of the day, final approval still falls upon Sarawak Chief Minister anyway” Rapelson slammed Snowdan
“As for this national election, PRS are under BN coalition and BN President is not James Masing but the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The final decision maker is the Prime Minister, same scenarios also for PBB, PDP and SUPP. Unlike PBDS Baru, our President Cobbold John can decide on our candidacy for both national and state election” Rapelson added.
“The thing which is quite funny to most about the actions by Masing, it was he who always tell off everyone in the news media, with his infamous quote “jangan lawan taukey”, but he himself (Masing), seems to be doing otherwise” further Rapelson.